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The Top 7 Bestsellers of 2016

It’s coming on the end of the year, and we feel it appropriate to share a “Best Of” list to celebrate. With the immense growth of the men’s grooming industry, there are new products being released all the time, vying at our attention. However, there are certain tools that persist – whether it’s the blade that gets you the perfect shave or the safety razor that weaned you off cartridge shaving for good. Every year, we take a look back on the wet shaving essentials that you loved most. The following seven items are our bestsellers of 2016. Take a gander, gain a few tips from the reviews, and perhaps discover your next standby.

30 Degree 320 Silvertip Badger Shaving Brush - Black Resin

hr-411-245-00-30-degree-320-silvertip-badger-shaving-brush Features
  • Soft silvertip badger hair with superb water retention
  • Smaller knot for optimal precision and control
  • Bulbous loft for easier lathering in shave bowls and mugs
Customer review “This is a good brush that produces a great lather. Great deal for the money.” -Rod SHOP: 30 Degree 320 Silvertip Badger Shaving Brush - Black Resin --

Merkur Super Platinum Stainless Blades, 10 Blades

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  • Platinum-coated stainless steel
  • Excellent starter blade for men with light to medium beards
Customer review “Makes my Merkur 34C sparkle in the morning. Gives my wife a great cheek to cheek.” -Larry J. SHOP: Merkur Super Platinum Stainless Blades, 10 Blades --

Merkur 34C HD Classic Safety Razor - Polished Chrome Finish

hr_401-008-00_merkur-34c-hd-safety-razor_2 Features
  • Midweight construction for just enough pressure
  • Stubby handle for better grip
  • Two-piece, closed comb construction
Customer review “This is my first safety razor. I tried the Merkur blade that came with it and was so impressed at how mild yet effective the razor was. I was very nervous the first time. No nicks but the closest, smoothest shave ever in over 30 years of shaving.” SHOP: Merkur 34C HD Classic Safety Razor - Polished Chrome Finish --

Taylor of Old Bond Street Luxury Shaving Cream Bowl

hr_423-005_taylor-of-old-bond-street-shaving-cream Features
  • Glycerin-based for slickness and glide
  • Coconut acid for a rich lather
  • Available in a dozen scents
Customer review “This is the best shave cream that money can buy. There is no burning or drying your skin out. It bathes you skin in comfort, and the Sandalwood scent is the best I have ever smelled.” -Jerry B. SHOP: Taylor of Old Bond Street Luxury Shaving Cream Bowl --

Edwin Jagger DE89L Double Edge Safety Razor with Lined Handle

hr_401-093-00_edwin-jagger-de89l-lined-safety-razor-2_1 Features
  • Three-piece, closed comb construction
  • Chrome-plated for enhanced rust resistance
  • Fluted handle for a secure grip
Customer review “This is a pretty amazing razor at a very economical price. Fantastic option for new DE shavers who want a superior razor but don’t want to spend a lot upfront. Very impressive build quality and materials. Weight is just right. And the longer handle is a great choice for those transitioning from cartridge and disposables. It will feel very familiar. At this price, you can’t go wrong. Actually, you’ll be pretty amazed at how much razor you get for just $32.” -Kenstee SHOP: Edwin Jagger DE89L Double Edge Safety Razor with Lined Handle --

Dovo Best Quality 5/8" Full Hollow Carbon Steel Straight Razor - Black Celluloid

hr_405-001-00_dovo-best-quality-5-8-full-hollow-straight-razor Features
  • Stiffer, more forgiving half hollow Swedish blade
  • Top and bottom tang jimps for enhanced grip
  • Durable celluloid scales
Customer review “Nice Straight Razor. Smooth Dovo quality clearly felt in this razor, great first razor to jump into straight razor shaving. There are better Dovo razors but this is a great starter for the price and quality. It will last forever and be a great travel razor when you upgrade.” -Michael L. SHOP: Dovo Best Quality 5/8" Full Hollow Carbon Steel Straight Razor - Black Celluloid --

Proraso Shave Soap Jar - Green, Refreshing and Toning

hr_423-020-00_proraso-green-refresh-shaving-cream-soap Features
  • Coconut oil for enhanced slickness
  • Glycerin-based formula keeps skin soft
  • Soothing menthol scent
Customer review “I purchased the Proraso Hard shaving cream as part of a straight razor starter kit. When Opened the Proraso hard shaving cream bowl, I could immediately smell the refreshing scents of menthol and eucalyptus. This cream lathers up very thick with little effort. The cream not only applies to my skin very nicely ( I recommend a badger brush), but it also doesn't bubble out like a lot of other creams out there. After I use the shaving cream my skin is super soft. I will only use this cream from now on.” -Jason SHOP: Proraso Shave Soap Jar - Green, Refreshing and Toning Untitled-1
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